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Threat Intelligence Feeds in the Fight against Insurance-Themed Cyber Attacks

Threat actors are seasoned posers. They often pose as bank employees, police officers, or court officials. A coronavirus-themed campaign even had them posing as the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Insurance companies are also increasingly targeted, which can be attributed to the ongoing global health crisis. more

Not All VPN Users Are Worth Trusting, a Lesson for Cloud Service Providers

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are widespread; about a third of the Internet population uses them worldwide. Their primary reason? VPN usage touts more secure browsing. more

Augmenting Digital Risk Protection with Threat Intelligence Sources

The world continues to produce and consume digital content at an increasingly fast pace across channels - making risk exposure continuously greater in the process. To tackle this problem, digital risk protection allows organizations to address digital risk factors and monitor and reduce their attack surface. more

Gathering Context Around Emotet, Trickbot, and Dridex C&C Servers with Bulk IP Geolocation

Dridex, Trickbot, and Emotet are banking Trojans that have enabled cybercrime groups to steal hundreds of millions of dollars from their victims. These malware have evolved over the years, and just recently, Emotet was seen using stolen attachments to make their spam emails more credible. more

Beefing Up Third-Party Risk Management with Reverse DNS Search

Most businesses rely on third-party entities to outsource certain functions, save on costs, and strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities. While working with external providers makes perfect business sense, it also poses cyber risks. more

Attack Surface Monitoring: Two Ways to Detect Phishing Subdomains

Phishing attacks' success can be partially attributed to threat actors' use of branded domain names, including both legitimate and misspelled variants. It's no wonder, therefore, that blacklisting sites like PhishTank provide users a way to search phishing URLs by target brand. more

Mergers and Acquisitions: Taking Care of Digital Brands During Entity Consolidation

For those actively pursuing mergers and acquisitions, now is the time to do extensive due diligence to understand any implications around intellectual property (IP) and, more importantly, to understand what cybersecurity risks there may be. more

Rise in Domain Name Registrations Highlights the Need for Continued Vigilance

Increased domain name registrations are only part of the picture. As the number of legitimate domain name registrations increase, so to do those registered by criminals in bad faith. more

Strengthening Brand Protection with Subdomain Lookups: A Short Study

Threat actors usually ride on a brand's popularity to make phishing campaigns believable. A common approach involves registering typosquatting domains that closely resemble those of the legitimate owners. Yet monitoring typosquatting domains may just be the tip of the iceberg in the fight against phishing. more

MarkMonitor Releases New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q3 2020

MarkMonitor today released its latest issue of the New gTLD Quarterly Report for the third quarter of 2020 with particular focus on the innovations made by Registry Operators, including the newest example of a domain product with significant security benefits. more

Enriching IP Blacklists Using a Reverse IP/DNS Database

Every organization faces two kinds of cyber threats daily - "known" and "unknown" ones. Known threats are those that security experts have discovered, often published in blogs and major news outfits with accompanying indicators of compromise (IoCs). Unknown threats, meanwhile, are those that remain hidden to victims and researchers. IoCs for these have yet to be identified and disclosed. more

Thinking Outside the Box – Protecting Non-Music Brands' IP on Digital Music Services

When brands think about registering a trademark, it's natural to consider the classes that match the direct nature of their products and services. A car manufacturer would register under vehicles; an apparel brand would register in clothing, footwear, and headwear – and perhaps jewelry if they offer accessories. more

CSC's Research on Election-Related Domains Aligns with Recent FBI and CISA Warning

Following a public announcement from the FBI and CISA warning the public to avoid spoofed election-related internet domains, CSC announced research findings that show the overwhelming majority of registered typo domains related to the election are vulnerable. more

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